Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a knee injury in the team’s playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, which led to another ACL reconstruction for the young star. Because of how late in the season the injury occurred, many were left wondering whether or not Griffin would be home for the team’s season opener.
On Tuesday morning, Griffin tweeted out a link to his new Adidas commercial which featured the tagline, “All in for Week One.” Here is the new ad:
That ad led to speculation that Griffin could be jeopardizing his career by rushing back to the field, so the former Heisman Trophy took to Twitter to clear up his future. Don’t worry, Redskins fans, Griffin won’t be rushing back to the field until he is ready.
Feel like I need to say this..Although my goal is to start Week 1, that doesn’t mean I will compromise my career to do so.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 19, 2013
It is a smart move for Griffin to make.
There is no need to rush back to the field at less than 100 percent, when you are the future of a franchise. Griffin is making the right call and hopefully he will be able to return and contribute to the team early in the season.